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Inching Toward the $100,000 Sticker Price

Some selective institutions are expected to hit six figures soon, though such pricing will likely have more of a psychological and political impact than a financial one.

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Delaying the Inevitable

As problems continue to beset the new FAFSA, most colleges are pushing their deposit deadlines into June. But some are still dragging their feet. What’s the hold up?

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A $150M Gift Allows Dartmouth to Expand Financial Aid

Dartmouth College is boosting financial aid significantly for middle-income students, thanks to a $150 million donation—the largest scholarship gift in...
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This Year Isn’t Lost for FAFSA

FAFSA submissions are down significantly, but there’s time to close the gap, Bill DeBaun writes.

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All Hands on the FAFSA Deck

Colleges, government, high schools and community groups can find common purpose in encouraging FAFSA completion, Marvin Krislov writes.

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Louisiana Stops Requiring FAFSA Completion in High School

Some state officials say the policy was burdensome and promoted college-going over more vocational paths. Critics of the change fear it will impede college attainment for needy students.

Senate Democrats Press Education Department for FAFSA Fix

Twenty-six Senate Democrats are urging the Education Department to permanently fix an error in the new Free Application for Federal...

Fitch Says FAFSA Delays Put Private Colleges at Risk

Delays in processing financial aid applications could threaten the credit or viability of small private colleges that serve students who...